Drum Point Lighthouse

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14275 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, MD, USA

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1883 Screwpile Lighthouse in a Museum Jun 09, 2003
Drum Point offers the opportunity to actually climb through the lighthouse's lower hatch to enter the lighthouse, as the light keepers did a century ago. This really brings a unique perspective that you will not get any other screwpile lighthouse.

Each room in the lighthouse has been painstakingly re-created under the direction of Anna Weems Walt who was born and resided in the lighthouse. The furniture was based on her memory and she even donated some family china to top off her efforts. These factors give the lighthouse a gold rating.

Drum Point Light was originally out in the Bay at Drum Point. It is a screwpile, cottage-type light. At the beginning of the 20th century, there were forty-five of these screwpile lighthouses that served the Chesapeake Bay because they were less expensive to build than other types of lighthouses.

The only one that remains in service is Thomas Point. Three (Drum Point, Hooper Straits and Seven Foot Knoll) are part of land museum exhibits.


Calvert Marine Museum is located on State Route 2 in Solomons, Calvert County, Southern Maryland, twenty miles south of Prince Frederick


The Drum Point Lighthouse is open year round, weather permitting, except for when the museum is closed on certain holidays. Your admission fee for the museum also allows you to tour the lighthouse. Check out the Calendar of Events to see when you can meet the light keeper. The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Phone: (410)326-2042 ext. 14 (library)
Drum Point Lighthouse
Drum Point Lighthouse
Lantern room
Lighthouse keeper's bed
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